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Dear doctor, i am 43 yrs old woman who got operated for femoral hernia with a mesh. Will there be any side effects on the hernia repair due to cough?

Dear doctor, 
i am 43 yrs old woman who got operated for femoral hernia with a mesh. Will there be any side effects on the hernia repair due to cough?

Shouldn't be: The placement of the mesh will augment you existing connective tissue and scar forming at the operative site such that it should prevent hernia in the future even with a chronic cough, heavy lifting, and all noral activity. While problems with the mesh are possible, they are unlikely, and would typically manifest with chronic pain. Activity or cough should not increase the risk of mesh problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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I've got a long lump near the place where my thick and groin meet. I'm a woman. Feels like period cramps but it's not..... Femoral hernia?

I've got a long lump near the place where my thick and groin meet. I'm a woman. Feels like period cramps but it's not..... Femoral hernia?

Could be: femoral or inguinal hernia, lymph node enlargement, or even endometriosis of the round ligament. Have your doctor refer you to a surgeon to take a look. You might need further tests. ...Read more

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I noticed a tender grape sized ball in my upper thigh area (near groin). I am a 19 year old female. Is it possible that this may be a femoral hernia?

Unlikely: If you can feel a distinct size, like a grape, it retains the same size no matter how you push on it , the chance of it being a hernia is remote.Most of these peanut to grape sized structures are benign lymph notes that are often noticed in the fold of the groin. ...Read more

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What exactly is a femoral hernia?

What exactly is a femoral hernia?

Groin Hernia: Hernias tend to develop in natural weak spots of the abdominal wall. The femoral space is where the blood vessels pierce thru the abdominal wall to supply the legs. If this space widens, the inner layer of the abdominal wall can stretch thru this an create a sac. Although rare, they occur much more frequently in women. These hernias are prone to complications--all should be repaired. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a femoral hernia ?

What are the symptoms of a femoral hernia ?

Pain: Typically pain in the lower aspect o the groin and upper, inner thigh. There may be a lump there as well. A lump however could represent a swollen gland (lymph node) from an inflammatory process in the leg or foot. See your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be of a femoral hernia?

What would the symptoms be of a femoral hernia?

Groin pain/swelling: Femoral hernias are not common, and more often seen in older females. There may be groin discomfort, pain, or low groin swelling along the groin crease. They can be a little harder to find or diagnose for some patients. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have a femoral hernia. What should I do?

I'm starting to think I have a femoral hernia. What should I do?

See doc: Doctor may be able to diagnose and if not will send to surgeon who can diagnose and fix. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Yes!: Femoral hernias may be easily repaired through out-patient surgery. Some surgeons favor repairing these through a traditional "open" approach; others prefer laparoscopy. Femoral hernias have a high potential for complications and should be repaired when diagnosed. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to consider this option. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for a femoral hernia?

Is surgery needed for a femoral hernia?

Yes: Femoral hernias can be associated with incarceration or trapping a loop of intestine which can get short of blood and cause ischemia or death of the bowel this becomes a surgical emergency and can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a femoral hernia?

Is surgery necessary for a femoral hernia?

Yes: The natural history of most hernias is that they enlarge and if currently asymptomatic, most eventually develop symptoms. Femoral hernias have a greater chance of incarceration (things getting stuck in them). Would recommend you see a surgeon and discuss hernia repair. ...Read more

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Do people with femoral hernia have a lot of pain?

Do people with femoral hernia have a lot of pain?

Variable: The most common presentation is of a bulge just below the groin crease, typically with little-or-no pain. If intestine gets stuck in the hernia (strangulated), it can cause colicky abdominal pain, distention, and vomiting--this is a surgical emergency and requires immediate attention. We recommend elective repair of all femoral hernias due to the propensity for incarceration and strangulation. ...Read more

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Do I have a femoral hernia if it pops when I cough?

Do I have a femoral hernia if it pops when I cough?

It could be.: People with hernias often note a bulge in the groin region that tends to protrude with exertion (lifting, coughing, sneezing, straining) and "go away" after lying done or pushing on the bulge. Femoral hernias are more common in women and tend to protrude at the inner thigh; however, even the best of us can have a hard time distinguishing between inguinal & femoral hernias. ...Read more

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For a femoral hernia are there alternatives to surgery?

For a femoral hernia are there alternatives to surgery?

Not really.: Femoral hernias are unique in that they have a high propensity to incarcerate, meaning that something can get "stuck" within the hernia. For this reason, i always recommend surgical repair unless someone has a prohibitively high risk for surgery. In contrast, small inguinal hernias that are not causing symptoms may sometimes be safely watched. ...Read more

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What are some early signs i'm getting a femoral hernia?

What are some early signs i'm getting a femoral hernia?

Groin pain or bulge: The earliest signs of a femoral hernia include a subtle lump or bulge in the groin crease, occasionally accompanied by pain, especially with exertion. ...Read more

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It is always necessary to have surgery for a femoral hernia?

It is always necessary to have surgery for a femoral hernia?

Typically : The vast majority of inguinal and femoral hernias require surgical repair especially if they are symptomatic. They will not improve without treatment. ...Read more

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I have heard that a femoral hernia can be life threatening. What can it do?

Can stangulate: Femoral hernias have more tendency to strangulate, which means kill anything that me be stuck in the hernia such as intestine. If this happens it becomes a surgical emergency and even if fixed correctly could still die from complications from the sepsis, overwhelming infection. They strangulate more, b/c hole is so small. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a femoral hernia and where is it located?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a femoral hernia and where is it located?

Type of groin hernia: A hernia located medial to the femoral vessels, protruding through the femoral canal. More common in females, more chances for incarceration than other hernias. ...Read more

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How can you tell if there is complications with a mesh that was implanted for a femoral hernia?

Depends: Depends on what complication you are talking about. Infection would have redness, pain and/or drainage. Recurrence would be the hernia coming back. Sounds like you should make an appointment with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia. Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia.  Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

Surgical consultation: Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation to find out. Consider all aspects of your health and life when making the decision whether it not to undergo her is repair. If it is not causing problems, then prevention is the primary reason for repair, and that is reasonable. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I treat a femoral hernia?

How can I treat a femoral hernia?

Get an operation: A hernia repair is the only way to make this better. This is done by a surgeon. Although you could wait and see, the hernia definitely won't get any better, and will probably get worse. Today we do hernias laparoscopically, which get you back to work faster and hurt much less. You should look for a surgeon who repairs hernias this way. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

A condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more